Community Resource Assistance

Our Community Resources Specialist Can Help!

Free and confidential services to help you with your life challenges. Come visit our library social worker for support and guidance on tough subjects. We’ll provide information and referrals for…

• Food
• Housing
• Health Insurance
• Mental Health
• Substance Use
• Parenting
• Children
• Domestic Violence
• Education
• Employment

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All assistance is free and available to the public.

Regular Community Resource office hours:

Monday: 12–4 p.m.
Tuesday: 12–4 p.m.
Wednesday: 2–6 p.m.
Thursday: Appointments Only
Friday: 2–6 p.m.
Closed: Wednesday, June 7; Friday, June 9; Friday, June 16; and Monday, June 19;

(Hours are subject to change based on availability)

Or contact us at…

Libby Richter, MSW, APSW
(715) 839-5061

About Social Work Outreach at Your Library

In 2018 L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library was approached by the Eau Claire City Council about the opportunity of developing new positions to address the Eau Claire’s strategic goals and objectives. Soon after funding was established for the development of a social work position in the library. In 2019 Libby was hired as Wisconsin’s first library social worker.

Library social workers provide a low barrier opportunity for all individuals to have the ability to access the unique resource of a social worker. Social workers have been in libraries since 2009 in varying capacities. This has worked so well because libraries are a default place for people to go when they need help and are not sure where to go.